Peaceful 09

Mary A. (Moore) Sparks

April 12, 1929 ~ January 25, 2021 (age 91)


Mary was born on April 12th, 1929 at their family home on Tarbell Street in East Pepperell and was the daughter of the late Clayton and Mary (Sullivan) Moore. Mary passed away at home on Monday, January 25th with her family by her side. 

     She lived in Leominster for 70 years, moving to Lunenburg in 2007 and then to White Street in 2009, where she truly enjoyed the company of so many dear friends.

     Mary was an avid bowler in the Fitchburg, Leominster and Lunenburg area, participating in several bowling leagues and winning the Queen of the Hub and Fitchburg Sentinel bowling tournaments. 

Mary worked at Anwelt Shoe for many years and ESP Lock Company until she retired in 1996.

      After retirement, she became very involved in the Eagle House Senior Center, Friendly Seniors and Lions Club in Lunenburg, the Leominster and Shirley Senior Centers and Silver Sneakers, where she made so many wonderful friends along the way, engaging enthusiastically in Yoga, Tai Chi, Billiards (one of her favorites) and many other classes.

     She is survived by four loving daughters, Sheila Therrien, Nancy Curran, Gail and her Husband Michael McGraw and Jacqueline Sparks; 14 beautiful grandchildren, Nathan, Tom, Lindsey, Christina, Justin, Meghan, Rachael, Eric, Danny, Joshua, Sarah, Cody, Emma and Tessa; 12 Cherished Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews who all meant the world to her.

 She was predeceased by her two sons, seven brothers and sisters and so many beloved family and friends who she loved and missed dearly. 

Knowing in our hearts that they are all together again brings much comfort at such a difficult time.

She loved having her family and friends (silver and gold) close by her and having endless family gatherings at our home in Whalom. (AKA Sparks' fun house). Raising 6 children near Whalom Lake, the Whalom Play House, and Whalom Park created a lifetime of memories for her family.

     Mary, Mom, Gram, Grammy, GG, Auntie Mary, Cousin...different words that all mean Love. 

Mary (Moore) Sparks lived an Exceptionally Full Life and will be remembered as a Loving, Smart, Brave, Thoughtful, Quit witted, Full of fun prankster, talkative people person, generous, caring, strong willed Woman who Believed Faithfully and Prayed to God and all the Saints for all she knew. 

     You will be Missed Everyday

     Remembered thru stories Always and Never Ever Forgotten

Her funeral services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mary’s name to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01707.

   The Lunenburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes, 763 Mass Ave, Lunenburg, MA has been entrusted with Mary’s care.

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